VIDEOS 2013

Rural Advocacy Groups During the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:05:46

Advocacy groups lead protests and events to support farmers and draw attention to the farm crisis.

Farmers Battle the Farm Crisis Alone
July 1, 2013 | 00:02:12

Farmers and farm families struggle, often alone, as the farm crisis continues.

Farm Crisis Results in Suicide and Murder
July 1, 2013 | 00:07:14

Breaking under the stress of losing their farms, some farmers turn to suicide while others turn their rage on others committing murder during the farm...

The Farm Crisis Divides Rural Communities
July 1, 2013 | 00:03:29

Communities face deep rifts because of the farm crisis, especially between farmers and their lenders.

The Farm Crisis Has a Lasting Impact
July 1, 2013 | 00:05:46

The farm crisis hit farm families hard and has a lasting impact on their future.

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture
July 1, 2013 | 00:02:05

Sharp declines in agricultural supplies worldwide in the 1970s result in increased profits for producers, higher land values and low interest rates, all...

The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers

Four different farm families each come to farming through different means. Each will is impacted by the 1980s farm crisis.

Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:04:06

Extensive land loans, high land prices, and low interest rates combine in the 1970s to build the short-lived agricultural boom.

Factors Leading to the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:03:34

Changes in federal policy and international politics in the 1970s result in higher interest rates, increased agricultural commodity supply, and usher...

Farmers Lose Hope
July 1, 2013 | 00:05:53

Farmers and others involved in agriculture quickly lose hope and find themselves in overwhelming debt.